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Ravensmead man drowns at Cape Town Harbour

The man was at work at E Berth at the Cruise Liner Passenger Terminal at the time.
Ravensmead man drown at Cape Town Harbour

A man from Ravensmead, died on Tuesday night after he allegedly drowned in the Port of Table Bay, at the Cruise Liner Passenger Terminal.

The man who is believe to be aged 38, was at work at E Berth at the time.

According to the National Sea Rescue Institute (NSRI), rescue crews were activated at 22h00, Tuesday, 17 August, following reports of a drowning in progress.

“NSRI rescue swimmers, ER24 ambulance services, Transnet Security, WC Government Health EMS rescue squad and EMS ambulance responded and the the sea rescue craft Spirit of Day was launched.”

“On arrival on the scene rescue swimmers entered the water and recovered a man who was found lifeless and face down in the water and he was attended to by paramedics but sadly he was declared deceased,” said NSRI Table Bay duty controller, Paula Leech.

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Leech added that it is not yet clear what made the man to fall into the water.

The body of the man was taken into the care of Western Cape Government Health Forensic Pathology Services and Police have opened an inquest docket.


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